This is so typical of Jack Russels. We have a short-legged, short hair version. They tend to be so hyperactive that any itch just gets them going and the greatest cause is lying belly-down on grass or walking through longish grass (bush). They then get exzema and scratch even more, ending up red, lumpy and crusty under their legs and all over their belly. We give him oil on his food very day, plus the odd fish oil or primrose oil capsule. The use of creams etc generally is a waste of time as they'll lick it off. Cortisone tablets are not desirable, but actually essential short-term to get them over a bout of exzema. Some shampoos are available but have a marginally beneficial effect. Be careful where you walk the dog. Good luck!
68 mths ago